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Now Beal, who, with a net worth of $8 billion ranks 43 rd on the Forbes list of U.S. billionaires, is offering a $1 million reward to anyone who can solve a math problem - now dubbed the Beal Conjecture - that Beal has been trying to solve since 1993. The long-running reward started at $5,000 in 1997, and bumped up to $100,000 in 2000, where it remained for 13 years. Now the money has hit seven figures.
It all started with Beal's determination to solve the 350-year-old mystery of Fermat's Last Theorem - the idea that Ax + By = Cz. Beal realized that there could only be solutions to the eq
Originally posted by Tykonos
ax + by = cz - (ax+by) = omg+wtf
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by boymonkey74
I would have thought that one of the world smarty-pants would have solved it by now.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
May as well take a wild guess...
erm is it 42?
Did I win?
Originally posted by Qumulys
Hang on.. call me dopey, but something + something = Tadaa! Isn't the damn answer just Tadaa??